Birth Name: Gene Eliza Tierney
Date of Birth: November 19, 1920
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Death: November 6, 1991
Place of Death: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Dutch, at least one eighth Sephardi Jewish
Gene Tierney was an American film and stage actress. She is known for her roles in the films Laura, Heaven Can Wait, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor’s Edge, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Whirlpool, The Mating Season, and The Left Hand of God, among many others.
Gene was the daughter of Belle Lavinia (Taylor) and Howard Sherwood Tierney. She was raised in Westport, Connecticut. Gene was married to oil baron W. Howard Lee, until his death. She had two children with her former husband, fashion designer Oleg Cassini.
Gene’s paternal grandfather was John Henry Tierney (the son of John Tierney and Harriet Sherwood). Gene’s grandfather John was born in New York.
Gene’s paternal grandmother was Harriet Eleanor “Ella” Fox (the daughter of John Albert Fox and Sarah Ann Hendrickson). Harriet was born in New York. John was the son of John J. Fox and Hannah E. Sarah was the daughter of William Ludlum/Ludlam Hendrickson and Mary/Maria Bennet/Bennett.
Gene’s maternal grandfather was Clarence Warren Taylor (the son of Alfred Warren Taylor and Lavina/Lavinia/Levinia Henriques). Clarence was born in New York. Alfred was born in Massachusetts. Lavina was born in New York, the daughter of Sephardi Jewish parents, Moses Henriques, who was born in England, and Sarah Nunes, who was born in Jamaica.
Gene’s maternal grandmother was Carrie Belle/Bella Hollingshead (the daughter of William Bell/Mapp Hollingshead and Henrietta Manning). Carrie was born in New York. William was the son of Charles G. Hollingshead and Ann Pratt, and was English. Henrietta was the daughter of Alfred Manning and Henrietta Lee.
Sources: Genealogy of Gene Tierney – https://www.geni.com
Gene’s maternal grandfather, Clarence Warren Taylor, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Gene’s maternal grandfather, Clarence Warren Taylor – https://www.familysearch.org